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Newly Renovated Silversmith Hotel Teams Up With OpenKey For A High-Tech Guest Experience

OpenKey 11 July 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS -- In the heart of the Windy City guests of the refined Silversmith Hotel can enjoy a high-tech experience, starting with a seamless keyless check-in process thanks to OpenKey's innovative technology. OpenKey is the industry standard for universal mobile access in hotels.The Silversmith Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel located in Chicago, focused on creating a distinct hotel experience through its renovation process, blending contemporary design elements with historic architecture. Each of the spacious 144-deluxe guestrooms feature 12-foot ceilings and high-tech amenities like complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and keyless room access. The Silversmith Hotel is situated one block from Millennium Park and just steps from cosmopolitan dining, shopping, the arts and nightlife destinations. For business travelers, the business center and meetings spaces are well-equipped with a number of convenient amenities. And while hospitality professionals are ready to assist 24-hours a day, OpenKey's innovative technology allows guests to skip the front desk and head to their room with check-in directly from their smartphone and keyless room access."We understand how important convenience is for today's traveler. Whether it's for business or pleasure, our goal is to make sure our guests enjoy luxurious accommodations with high-tech amenities," said Eric Batis, VP Portfolio Management for Silversmith owner Ashford Hospitality Trust. "Introducing OpenKey's mobile technology as part of our services ensures our guests get the best of both worlds."The easily downloadable OpenKey app ensures guests can receive directions to the hotel property, inform the resort of early or late arrival, access hotel Wi-Fi codes and more importantly, skip the front desk during check-in and check-out. A recent Oracle global study confirmed that 88 percent of consumers surveyed want a mobile app that supports check-in, check-out and provides a relevant and personalized experience. Further, OpenKey supports sustainability efforts in the hotel industry as keyless room access reduces the need for disposable plastic keys."The Silversmith Chicago, like many other hoteliers, see the value of how high-tech services can elevate the guest experience," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "We are thrilled to team up and support them with innovative mobile technology as they embark on a new chapter."OpenKey continues to revolutionize the hotel industry and reshape the standard for guest service. The seamless transition from traditional key cards to keyless entry has made OpenKey the go-to choice for hotels going through renovation or looking to upgrade.About Silversmith Chicago HotelA rare gem, the refined Silversmith Hotel is encased in classical architecture sparkling with a new choice of luxury through contemporary, spacious guest rooms and alluring lounge service.Ideally situated one block west of Michigan Avenue and one block east of State Street, the hotel facilitates quick access to Chicago's preeminent destinations. Presenting sophisticated service in a vibrant location, Silversmith Hotel creates a seamless experience where intimate luxury meets Chicago energy.
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The Mayumi Hotel Streamlines Mobile Keyless Access for New Flexible Stay, Community Driven Project with OpenKey

OpenKey 7 May 2018
Dallas, TX -- As travelers become more favorable towards implementing technological advances in their trips and experiences, the same desire for streamlined accessibility and convenience has emerged for their hotel check-in and home-living as well. That's why Mayumi, a new 35-unit boutique hotel nestled in Culver City, California, has partnered with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key technology in hotels. Through this partnership, the Mayumi Hotel now offers an experience-focused technology platform with a mobile access solution that grants guests keyless access to their short- and long-term living spaces."Our demographic is all about openness, sharing, collaboration, and disrupting the more traditional living experience. We're excited to see how this product takes shape with existing and new visitors to residents in the area, and we couldn't think of a better way to hand them the keys to our creative communal-living space than by putting access to the property residences right on their smartphones," said Robert Herscu of Mayumi.Mobile technology offering entry access without a key or a key card is a recent focus of technological advancement in the hotel industry. OpenKey is pushing past the borders of the hotel industry and now establishing a name for the technology in the creative living space realm.OpenKey has made much of that opportunity. Since launching in 2014, the Dallas-based company has grown from three to 30 employees globally and services hotels in eleven countries across four continents. The partnership with The Mayumi, a new boutique hotel under the umbrella of HQ Development, a Los Angeles-based developer of upscale creative office space, is the first step for OpenKey beyond hotels and into creative stay and living spaces.Along with keyless access to their residences, short- and long-term occupants of the Mayumi can employ the OpenKey app to book amenities, notify the property of early or late arrival, receive property announcements and access Wi-Fi codes. Another plus for the civic-minded, environmentally conscious guests typically drawn to shared live and work spaces: OpenKey technology eliminates the need for disposable plastic keys.Housed in Culver City, The Mayumi has been transformed into a creative stay and work space with design by architecture firm, Shubin Donaldson. The two-story property offers 35 units with private bathrooms, modern-luxury furnishings, storage, flat-screen smart televisions, smartphone controls and more. Residents share common spaces including a full kitchen with top of the line appliances and an expansive courtyard area equipped with work stations and dining areas including BBQ and fire pit areas as well as a shared complimentary laundry room. The Mayumi provides an affordable stay alternative for guests as nightly rates starting at with special arrangements for month-to-month stays."We are excited to go beyond our usual base in the hotel industry and introduce our experience-focus technology platform to the Mayumi," said TJ Person, CEO at OpenKey. "As demand for creative hospitality space grows, guests will desire more and more technological innovation within their living arrangements. It's exciting to be able to establish a foothold within this new segment of home-living in its early stages of development."
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MIWA Lock Company Integrates with OpenKey to bring Mobile Keyless Entry to Hotel Chains Around the World

OpenKey 7 March 2018
TOKYO, JAPAN and DALLAS, TEXAS -- MIWA Lock Company, Japan's foremost provider of high-performance locks and security systems, announces a partnership and integration with OpenKey, the industry standard for Universal mobile key in hotels. The partnership will bring the enterprise grade security and stability of the OpenKey platform as the mobile keyless entry system for all MIWA digital locks with Bluetooth Low Energy functionality.OpenKey is the largest mobile key company in the world with hotels in 10 countries on 4 continents. Financially backed by several of the largest publicly-traded REITs in the U.S., OpenKey has seen explosive growth since launching in 2014. In Nov 2017, OpenKey brought mobile keyless entry to China by establishing an office for OpenKey China in Shanghai."MIWA is a recognized name in the lock and hospitality industries as providing very high quality, reliable and stylish solutions appealing to the high end of the hotel sector," said TJ Person, Founder and CEO of OpenKey. "We welcome the opportunity to partner with MIWA to provide mobile key to the thousands of satisfied MIWA hotels worldwide"MIWA is a true lock manufacturer and controls the quality of every aspect of every lock from start to finish. This dedication to high quality products and emphasis on research and development has ensured its customers receive the most advanced technology and materials, combined with a strong ecological manufacturing process that has earned the company various environmental management certifications.MIWA provides high security solutions to hotels worldwide combined with superior service."MIWA is known as an innovator, so it makes total sense to form a partnership with the leading provider of mobile keyless entry, OpenKey," said Chris Lawrence, Vice President of Sales, Miwa Lock Co. Ltd. "With Mobile Key compatibility built-in to every smartphone in the world today, we are excited to launch our new combined product and look forward to bringing it to our leading global customer base."MIWA Lock was established in 1945 and produced its first hotel card lock system in 1980. MIWA now has systems in most of the hotel brands around the globe as well as the finest unbranded properties. The company's ALV2 RFID locks comprise a stylish and slim design that has been installed at some of the world's leading hotels, including the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Arizona, the Beresford Hotel & Beresford Arms Hotel in San Francisco, the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo, and the Park Hyatt in China.About MIWA Miwa Lock Company is a Japanese lock manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.Since 1945, Miwa has grown to become Japan's foremost provider of high-performance locks and security systems used in approximately 50 countries around the world.Our emphasis on research and development ensures the most advanced technology and materials are incorporated into our RFID Locking Systems. Miwa Lock Company's BLE technology enables your guests to use their smart phones for easy access. Please visit www.miwalock.com

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